Interpol Bringing Sounds of ‘’El Pintor’’ Around North American Once Again on Spring/Summer 2015 Tour.

Interpol-ElPintor-coverThe so-called “post-punkers”, Interpol, have been around since the late 90s, and dropped their latest studio effort, El Pintor, last fall. They spent much of the year on the road, including numerous highly-acclaimed festival appearances.

They’ll keep the festival shows rolling, as they’ll play Indio, California’’s Coachella Festival, Atlanta’’s Shaky Knees Festival in the States, in addition to their own headlining tour.

That just-announced headlining tour, will see them fill in time during the months of April and May before, in between, and after the aforementioned festivals. They’ll do so playing mainly theatre shows ranging from their April 8th concert at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, to playing Stage AE in Pittsburgh on May 16th. Other highlighted stops include April 15th at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, April 21st at the Warfield in San Francisco, May 7th at The Ritz Raleigh, and May 13th at the Fillmore Detroit.

Once summer rolls around, Paul Banks and the crew will be back with east coast shows including the State Theater in Portland, Maine, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, back-to-back nights at the House of Blues Boston, Echostage in Washington, D.C., and more.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 23rd at 10 AM. Full tour dates are as follows:




Watch their full set from Glastonbury 2014:

Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace to Close Out European Tour with Three London Gigs!

We don’t like to throw the word “supergroup” around, but that’s what they’ve been labelled. Atoms For Peace, which seems more like a Thom Yorke-driven project, sounds an awful lot like his 2006 solo album The Eraser mixed with the most experimental and electronic Radiohead sounds of the 2000s.

There’s plenty of influence to be heard on their debut album, Amok (which was available to stream last week), as the group’s lineup is competed by long-time Radiohead producer/collaborator Nigel Godrich on guitar, keys and synth, as well as the every-lively Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, drummer Joey Waronket of Beck and R.E.M. fame, and Mauro Refosco with additional percussion and programming.

But,.. the BIG news is that Atoms for Peace have announced a handful of UK and European dates for the summer, including a three-night residency at the Roundhouse in London!

Their tour will start off with three festival appearances (Pohada Festival in Slovakia, Exit Festival in Serbia, and the Melt Festival in Germany), before they head off for headlining gigs in Paris, Belgium, Munich, Milan, and Rome’s Rock in Roma Festival during the month of July. From there, they head home and will play the Roundhouse on July 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Complete Atoms for Peace tour dates:

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They also released their first music video “Ingenue” featuring a dance-happy Thom Yorke – watch it below:

Their debut album is out now. Full tracklisting below:

  1. “Before Your Very Eyes…”
  2. “Default”
  3. “Ingenue”
  4. “Dropped”
  5. “Unless”
  6. “Stuck Together Pieces”
  7. “Judge, Jury and Executioner”
  8. “Reverse Running”
  9. “Amok”

Dave Matthews Band Back For Yet Another Massive Summer Tour.

We’re smack dab in the middle of February and winter is hitting us full throttle. At 5gig HQ, we’re excited for April to come along (with Coachella working as our unofficial start of the music festival season), but, after today, jam band fans across North American can rejoice, as the king of all jam bands, Dave Matthews Band, has confirmed a 2013 summer tour.

As in years past, Dave Matthews will take his band on the road to play a slew of cities and gigs (45 this year!), many of which will include multiple shows at the same venue.

Dave Matthews Band‘s 2013 tour kicks off with two April gigs (April 6th at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Alabama and April 27th at the Snowden Grove Amphitheater in Southaven, Miss.) leading up their performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 28th.

At the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, they’ll share the bill with an impressively diverse lineup (per usual), including: B.B. King, Jimmy Cliff, Billy Joel, a reunited Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Frank Ocean, Little Big Town, and heaps more.

Full New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest lineup/tickets.

After taking a short break, Dave Matthews will begin his monsterous summer trek. Things kick off in the heart of Texas with their May 17th concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, before heading to Dallas and Austin for the next two shows.

As perviously mentioned, DMB will play two and three-night stints in various cities. The lucky bunch include: Saratoga Springs, NY (May 25/26), Hartford, CT (June 7/8), Mansfield, NY (June 15/16), Noblesville, IN (June 21/22), Wantag, NY (June 25/26), Camden, NJ (June 28/29), Milwaukee, WI (July 5/6), West Palm Beach, FL (July 19/20), Commerce City, CO (August 23/24), and George, WA (August 30/31, September 1st).

Complete Dave Matthews Band tour dates and tickets.

They’ll be touring bebehind 2012 release Away From the World, which represents the group’s eight album overall.

Watch them play “Gaucho” from Away From the World last year at The Woodlands:

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15 ‘Alternative’ Songs for Valentine’s Day.

Whether you’re a St. Valentine’s Day fan or not, we don’t want you to miss some of the songs that will certainly help you out with your girlfriend/boyfriend, or in the future if you find yourself all alone on a day like today.

Even if you can’t be held down by a relationship (not the worst choice, either), make sure to listen to our list below and enjoy the emotional melodies, lyrics, and composition of some of the songs that have conquered hearts across the world.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to hit PLAY►

15_ Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova- “Falling Slowly”

14_ Incubus- “I miss you”

13_ Low- “Sunflower”

12_ Sinéad O’Connor- “Nothing compares to you”

11_ Standstil- “Cuando ella toca el piano”

10_ The Cure- “LoveSong”

09_ The Knife- “Heartbeats”

08_ The Pogues- “I love you till the end”

07_ The Postal Service- “Such Great Heights”

06_ The Rapture- “How deep is your love”

05_ The Stone Roses- “Ten Storey Love Song”

04_ The Temper Trap- “Sweet Disposition”

03_ The XX- “Angels”

02_ U2- “All I Want Is You”

01_ Wilco- “You and I”

Muse Add Even More North American Tour Dates. Tour Starts Next Monday.

UK alternative rockers, Muse, continue to add new tour dates to their 2013 U.S. trek, which will have them playing sold-out shows to some of the biggest arenas across the continent behind new album The 2nd Law, which came out in October.

Back in December they added new gigs to six lucky cities, (LA, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Toronto, and Montreal) and have since expanded their tour to include Cincinnati, Columbus, Arizona, Connecticut, and Uniondale.

New dates are as follows:

Complete Muse tour dates and tickets.

Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals), and Dominic Howard (drums) start things off with their January 21st show in San Diego before they play the Staples Center in LA two days later. In total, they’ll play 36 gigs across Canada and the United States overall, many of which include two-night stands, including: Montreal, New York, Toronto, and LA (three nights at the Staples Centre).

Must watch: Behind the scenes footage of the “Making of Unsustainable”:


UK Alt Rockers Django Django Set for 2013 Headlining Tour. Played NPR’s World Café.

In what has been a huge year for Scottish alternative rockers, 2012 saw the release of Django Django‘s debut self-titled studio album in January, which was met with very warm reviews.

From there, the band has been on the road and the momentum has kept on growing. Things look to continue onward and upward, as they’ve already got quite a busy start to 2013 planned.

Django Django will start out the New Year headlining the NME Awards Tour with Miles Kane, Palma Violets, and Peace. The NME tour will take them across the UK for 12 gigs in February.

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Afterwards, they’ll take a small break before jetting over our way in early March to start off their solo North American headlining tour with back-to-back shows at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (March 6th and 7th). From there, they’ll head up the East Coast, across the Midwest, until they wrap things up on the West Coast with their March 22nd show at Public Works in San Francisco and their March 23rd concert at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.

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Additionally, they were featured on NPR’s World Café yesterday, December 6th. The four-piece sat in for an interview about their start as a band and how their debut album came to be, as well as playing four songs: “Firewater,” “Storm,” “Love’s Dart,” “WOR.”

The live performances and interview are available at NPR Music.

Check out Django Django‘s new music video, as they remind you it’s cold now, but “Life’s a Beach”

Muse to Tour North America in 2013!

The English rockers just released their new album, The 2nd Law, last Tuesday, October 2nd and have since announced a tour for the United States and Canada for 2013!

Muse are currently in the midst of the European leg of their World Tour in support of The 2nd Law, which includes five shows across the UK – in Glasgow, London (two nights), Birmingham, Manchester, plus a Dublin gig. They’ll continue across Europe until 2012 comes to a close.

Once the New Year rolls around, Matthew Bellamy (vocals/guitar), Christopher Wolstenholme (bass, vocals), and Dominic Howard (drums) will head to North America! Muse‘s tour dates have come out via two separate announcements, and more are expected to be confirmed, as it seems they have some space to fill in the tour schedule and their official website points out “stay tuned for additional tour announcements.”

As of now, Muse‘s tour will begin January 21st in San Diego before they play the Staples Center in LA two days later. They’ll travel to 22 cities overall. The majority of the tickets go on sale this weekend (Friday, October 12th or Saturday, October 13th)

Complete Muse tour dates and tickets.

Sign up for Muse Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when they announce additional tour dates.

The 2nd Law represents Muse‘s sixth studio album and the first since 2009’s The Resistance and immediately has shot to the top of the UK charts.

Complete The 2nd Law tracklisting:

  1. Supremacy
  2. Madness
  3. Panic Station
  4. Prelude
  5. Survival
  6. Follow Me
  7. Animals
  8. Big Freeze
  9. Save Me
  10. Liquid Store
  11. The 2nd Law: Unsustainable
  12. The 2nd Law: Isolated System

Watch the music video for Muse’s dubstep-influenced “Unsustainable:”


Radiohead Kick Off UK Tour. Headed to Australia. Featured on Austin City Limits Premiere.

While listening to XFM this morning, we got word that Radiohead had performed a brand spanking new song during their March 6th concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena. Their gig in Manchester was the first on their 2012 European tour in support of new album, King of Limbs, and was also a birthday celebration for frontman Thomas Yorke, who turned 44.

During their Manchester show, Radiohead debuted a new song, “Full Stop.” Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Radiohead‘s European tour will make stops at six lucky cities – London (two dates), Paris (two dates), Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Antwerp, before they jet over to New Zealand and Australia for the month of November.



Once on the other side of the globe, the Abington five pice will play Auckland’s Vector Arena November 6th before skipping over the Tasman Sea to play Brisbane, Sydney (two shows), and Melbourne (two shows).



All gig are sold out, so be sure to check 5gig to see what’s available on the secondary market!

Additionally, Radiohead recorded a session for the famed American PBS program, Austin City Limits, on March 6th at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas while on their North American leg of their tour.

That hour-long performance featuring a good amount of songs from 2011 release King of Limbs and just aired over the weekend (video below)!

Radiohead‘s ACL setlist is as follows:

  1. Bloom (King of Limbs, 2011)
  2. The Daily Mail (From the Basement, 2011)
  3. Myxomatosis (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
  4. Morning Mr. Magpie (King of Limbs, 2011)
  5. The Amazing Sounds of Orgy (Pyramid Song single, 2001(
  6. Staircase (From the Basement, 2011)
  7. Identikit (new 2012)
  8. There There (Hail to the Thief, 2003)
  9. Feral (King of Limbs, 2011)
  10. Idioteque (Kid A, 2000)
  11. Paranoid Android (OK Computer, 1997)

Watch Radiohead on PBS. See more from Austin City Limits.


Sign up for Radiohead Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when they announce new tour dates!

While on tour, Radiohead’s been playing a balanced set, covering classics from their entire catalogue, but with special emphasis on their 2011 release, The King of Limbs.

They’ve debuted several new tunes while on the road, including “Identikit” and “Cut A Hole” in Miami “Skirting on the Surface” in Dallas, (watch videos below).

Radiohead plays “Skirting on the Surface” live for the first time in Dallas, Texas

Radiohead plays “Identikit” live for the first time in Miami, Florida

Radiohead plays “Cut a Hole” live for the first time in Miami, Florida

TOUR DATES: Bloc Party Plan Tour in Support of New Album, ‘Four’

Fans of straight-up alternative rock be ready, British indie band Bloc Party is set for a world tour spanning the rest of 2012.

Bloc Party‘s 2012 tour kicks off tomorrow, August 11th, with their concert at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. They’ll then head to San Francisco for their appearance at Outside Lands Music Festival at the famous Golden Gate Park, which is certain to be a fantastic show. From there, Bloc Party will tour in Europe throughout the rest of August and September, performing in Belgium, Austria, France, Switzerland, and Spain, before heading back to North America.

Their North American tour starts back up with their September 10th show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto and includes a East Coast run with stops along the Midwest, Central Canada and then a string of dates down the West Coast. They’ll wrap things up September 29th at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver before heading back to the UK and Europe.

They’ll be touring in support of their new album, Four, which is scheduled to come out later this month – on August 20th. Not surprisingly, Four represents Bloc Party‘s fourth studio album, their first since 2008’s Intimacy, which came out on July 10th.

Four tracklisting:

  1. So He Begins To Lie
  2. 3×3
  3. Octopus
  4. Real Talk
  5. Kettling
  6. Day Four
  7. Coliseum
  8. V.A.L.I.S.
  9. Team A
  10. Truth
  11. The Healing
  12. We’re Not Good People

Complete Bloc Party tour dates and tickets.

Music video for Bloc Party – Octopus

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The All-American Rejects Team Up with Boys Like Girls for Co-Headlining Tour

Formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999, The All-American Rejects are an alternative band that fuses sounds of pop and punk to create a unique sound of their own. All-American Rejects first gained recognition through their 2003 highly successful self titled debut album. Since their debut album was released, All-American Rejects quickly found a loyal following of fans who flocked to concerts just to experience a live show by this band. In total, All American Rejects have released four albums that produced a slew of hot singles including “Dirty Little Secret,” “It Ends Tonight,” and “Gives You Hell.”

In the past, All-American Rejects have played alongside fellow bands like Five For Fighting and Ok Go, but this summer they will be the headliner for a series of shows around the United States that begins on August 8 in Costa Mesa, California.

They’ll be touring in support of their new album, Kids in the Streets. Kids in the Streets was released in March and represents the band’s fourth record. They’ll spend the first half of their tour (August 8th to 30th) along the Western Half of the U.S., headlining mostly outdoor, summer venues.

Starting September 13th, alternative rock band Boys Like Girls will join The All-American Rejects in what will be a co-headlining tour, where both bands will split the bill. Boys Like Girls are touring in support of new ablum, Crazy World, which is currently scheduled for a Fall release.

The tour dates spread around the country and provide a gig for almost every major city United States. Tickets are currently on sale and available here.

Complete All-American Rejects tour dates and tickets.

Complete Boys Like Girls tour dates and tickets.

If you haven’t heard the pop punk sounds of the All American Rejects, here is your chance with the song “It Ends Tonight”.

Check out their music video for “Walk Over Me”

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